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1E5535641795B5DD872586E90080455A Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB21-087

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON STATE, CIVIC, MILITARY, & VETERANS AFFAIRS
Date Jun 3, 2021      
Location LSB A



SB21-087 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations

05:21:05 PM  
Representative McCormick and Representative Caraveo, bill sponsors, introduced Senate Bill 21-087. This bill removes the agricultural worker exemption from the Colorado Labor and Peace Act.
05:32:08 PM  
The bill sponsors distributed and discussed the amendments.
05:37:45 PM  
Members of the committee asked questions to the bill sponsors.
06:00:33 PM  
Fatuma Emmad, representing
Farmer, Co-Founder of Frontline Farming, Co-Convenor of PPFSW, Network
Manager of PPPN, and President of MHF, testified in support of the bill.
 Juana Armijo, representing Former Farmworker in CO & AZ and current
farmworker Frontline Farming, testified in support of the bill. Roberto
Meza read a version of of Mr. Armijo's testimony in English.
06:16:43 PM  
The witness panel answered questions from the committee.
06:22:11 PM  
Mr. Carlyle Currier,
representing Colorado Farm Bureau, testified in opposition to the bill.
 Mr. Pat O'Toole, representing Colorado Wool Growers and Colorado
Cattlemen's Associations, testified in opposition to the bill.  Mr.
Dan Waldvogle, representing Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, testified to
amend the bill.  Mrs.  Hana Fullmer, representing herself, testified
to amend the bill.  Bruce Talbott, representing Colorado Fruit and
Vegetable Growers Association, testified to amend the bill.
06:48:00 PM  
Members of the committee asked questions to the witness panel.
06:58:49 PM  
Mr. Blaine Diffendaffer, representing himself, testified in opposition to the bill.
07:03:16 PM  
 Erin Foster
West, representing National Young Farmers Coalition, testified in support
of the bill.  Jennifer Rodriguez, representing Colorado Legal Services,
testified in support of the bill.  Dr. Thomas Acker, representing
Hispanic Affairs Project, testified in support of the bill.  Members
of the committee asked questions to the witness panel.
07:30:15 PM  
The bill sponsors
introduced amendments L.078 (Attachment E), L.080 (Attachment F), L.084
(Attachment G), L.092 (Attachment H), L.089 (Attachment I), and L.093 (Attachment
J). Committee members discussed the amendments.



07:31:28 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.078
Moved Duran
Seconded Valdez A.
Amabile
Bernett
Boesenecker
Catlin
Duran
Hanks
Neville
Valdez A.
Williams
Sirota
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:32:05 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.080
Moved Amabile
Seconded Duran
Amabile
Bernett
Boesenecker
Catlin
Duran
Hanks
Neville
Valdez A.
Williams
Sirota
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:33:50 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.084
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Sirota
Amabile
Bernett
Boesenecker
Catlin
Duran
Hanks
Neville
Valdez A.
Williams
Sirota
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:34:39 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.092
Moved Duran
Seconded Bernett
Amabile
Bernett
Boesenecker
Catlin
Duran
Hanks
Neville
Valdez A.
Williams
Sirota
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:36:14 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.089
Moved Bernett
Seconded Valdez A.
Amabile
Bernett
Boesenecker
Catlin
Duran
Hanks
Neville
Valdez A.
Williams
Sirota
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection


07:39:55 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.093
Moved Valdez A.
Seconded Bernett
Amabile
Bernett
Boesenecker
Catlin
Duran
Hanks
Neville
Valdez A.
Williams
Sirota
Kennedy
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
07:39:56 PM  
The bill sponsors and members of the committee made closing remarks.


07:58:47 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 21-087, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Duran
Seconded Valdez A.
Amabile Yes
Bernett Yes
Boesenecker Yes
Catlin No
Duran Yes
Hanks No
Neville No
Valdez A. Yes
Williams No
Sirota Yes
Kennedy Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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